Albert Einstein said ‘If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.’ Complex reports may help the originator feel superior but do they have a beneficial effect?
One of the simplest forms of drawing is the cartoon – to understand the power of the medium see: http://www.ted.com/talks/patrick_chappatte_the_power_of_cartoons.html How much more effective would project reports be if they applied the same principles of simplicity, clarity and focus as a good cartoon???
We are increasingly finding that a focus on effective communication is one of the key elements to successful stakeholder management and delivering successful project outcomes. This theme is embedded in our updated workshops and our mentoring and consulting work. For effect – KISS!!!